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PSA prize money reaches new high during 2016-17 season

PSA prize money reaches new high during 2016-17 season

$5.8m for 220 events on World Tour By SEAN REUTHE    The total level of financial compensation for squash players on the PSA World Tour was at an all-time high during the 2016-17 season after figures released today (June 20) by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) showed an overall growth rate of 5.2 per cent [...]

June 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Russia proves that squash in Europe is growing fast

Russia proves that squash in Europe is growing fast

Look East to see the biggest growth in squash By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   The reason for checking the ESF junior events calendar since 2006 was simple – I was a mother of a teenage junior player and a junior player in the making. Right now, a teenage junior is an adult and [...]

June 6, 2017 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Growing the game, Interviews, News 1

French double at PSA Awards

French double at PSA Awards

Gregory Gaultier and Camille Serme are PSA Players Of The Year By NATHAN CLARKE in Dubai   There was double delight for France at the 2016-17 PSA Awards as Men’s World No.1 Gregory Gaultier and Women’s World No.3 Camille Serme collected the Player of Year Awards during a gala dinner at the Vida Hotel, Dubai. [...]

June 6, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

‘People spat at me and insulted me’ says former professional player who came out in 1997 EXCLUSIVE: By ALEXIA CLONDA   The revelation in an interview by American writer James Zug that squash stars Rachael Grinham and Jenny Duncalf were squash’s first openly gay couple produced an overwhelming wave of support from throughout the squash [...]

May 28, 2017 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 1

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

‘If it helps just one person then it’s worth doing’ By NATHAN CLARKE   Former World No.1 Rachael Grinham and former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf have become the first active professional squash players to openly identify themselves as gay, with the pair exclusively revealing their romantic relationship to U.S. Squash Magazine in a move that [...]

May 27, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Gaultier’s golden run is down to being relaxed and confident By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Top coach Bradley Hindle is gaining a reputation as one of the best brains in squash. He is in big demand. As well as being Malta’s national coach, he has recently launched his own academy and his growing reputation [...]

May 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews 0

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew Academy Masterclasses to launch in UK after PSA World Series Finals in Dubai By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is getting ready for a busy summer, preparing to star on stage at the Dubai Opera House and launching a new series of coaching camps in the UK in addition to his [...]

May 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

David Palmer and Sarah Fitz-Gerald lead coaching talks By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The World Squash Federation has confirmed that Colombia will host the WSF Coaching Conference 2017. The now annual event will take place from September 14-16 at Club Campestre de Bucaramanga in Bucaramanga, one of Colombia’s rapidly expanding cities. “We [...]

April 7, 2017 Howard Harding Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA selects Leverage as global sponsorship agency

PSA selects Leverage as global sponsorship agency

World Tour seeks global sponsor By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today announced an agreement with New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency that will see the organisation become the PSA’s exclusive global marketing agency in a move to increase the sport’s profile and revenue potential. Under the [...]

March 29, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Squash Classroom project launches in Pakistan

Squash Classroom project launches in Pakistan

Squash Classroom project backed by Australia’s sporting diplomacy policy By Squash Australia   The Pakistan Squash Federation has launched a new development initiative in collaboration with Squash Australia and Sport Matters. The Squash Classroom is a development project proudly supported by the Australian Government that will use squash to promote health, gender equality and education [...]

March 29, 2017 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Pupils enjoy magic moments on the glass court By Squash Mad Reporter   A recent partnership established between Rackets Cubed and the Canary Wharf Squash Classic (a major event on the professional world tour) saw Rackets Cubed become the official Charity Partner to the event for 2017. This link provided a major highlight for 27 [...]

March 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

By Squash Mad Reporter   Interactive Squash is really flying high. The pop-art techno start-up, whose mission is to make squash fun with moving murals and coloured targets on the front wall, is teaming up with ASB to install a glass show court court at Munich Airport for a two-week period in April. The glass [...]

March 10, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David keen to promote women’s squash in Colombia

Nicol David keen to promote women’s squash in Colombia

Major push for the game on International Women’s Day By SEAN REUTHE   Malaysia’s eight-time world champion Nicol David is hopeful that the Ciudad de Floridablanca, which begins today on International Women’s Day, will help to promote squash in South America when it showcases some of the world’s top female squash stars. The inaugural Ciudad [...]

March 8, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Nick Taylor: Choose the right ball to help players learn and enjoy the game

Nick Taylor: Choose the right ball to help players learn and enjoy the game

Double yellows kill the game so try different colours! By NICK TAYLOR    In my opinion 90% of squash players are using the wrong ball. It drives me mad watching amateur and junior players using double yellow dots, having pointless two-shot rallies, not having to use skill, technique or tactical awareness, and coming off the court [...]

March 5, 2017 NICK TAYLOR Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 13

Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Doncaster new-build project survives funding setback to launch thriving four-court club By ROB WALLER, Joint Founder of Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club   Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club have just opened their brand new state of the art squash club and are arguably the fastest growing squash and leisure club in the UK. The Doncaster facility [...]

March 2, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 10